Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hello and a very happy 2015 to you!
I haven't been slacking - here are a few treats I've been working on.

1. House warming/New Year pompom chain (who needs Anthropologie?)

2. David Shrigley cushion cover. Made from a tea towel which was too nice to use for washing up.

3. Unfortunate baking. This lemon and poppy seed cake was delicious before it went into the oven. However, coupled with the fact that our oven doesn't work very well and I always forget to add enough baking powder (no self-raising here) this cake was very dense. Crispy on the outside, under-done on the inside. 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Ooh finally, as it's been given as a present, here is a glimpse at the Marmite jar I made from felt.

Merry Christmas! 

It's time for all the nativity scenes in Catalunya to add their favourite little guy!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

I'm super busy at the moment working on a special treat for a friend, which needs to be finished asap to allow for posting times to the USA!

I just wanted to say... It's nearly time for a Christmas sparkles crafting session and it looks like there are going to be two this year! 

Some old favourites xmas peanut people and card making.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

La Isla
At the start of September we had a little holiday to Asturias in northern Spain. The coastline is very similar to Cornwall and there were moments when we laughed about just how much. Cudillero was our first stop, delicious food and lovely people. It felt like Padstow, but the parking was cheaper!

We saw dinosaur footprints see below, can you tell it's from a vege dino! And we saw some cave paintings (well, reconstructed ones in Altamira).

Then we went into the mountains to the Picos de Europa, through Covadonga. The weather was very cloudy so, although we managed to get up to the top, we couldn't really enjoy the views!


Here's one of the lakes.

Some of the food...
We picked and ate blackberries almost every day! Yummy.

De Bulnes


These wooden structures litter the countryside in Asturias and are for storing grain. They were usually constructed without any nails and fitted together like a big jigsaw.

San Vicente de la Barquera

There was also an amazing display of pumpkins and gourds outside someone's house! Eyecatching, isn't it?

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Photos coming soon - I did a mini box swap with an old work colleague too who lives up the coast...
I'm really enjoying using my new charcoal. There's something so fab about the process of drawing!